Elections were held while dengue was killing 500 to 600 people a year
Elections had been held at a time when 500-600 people were dying each year, of dengue, co-cabinet spokesman, Bandula Gunawardane, said yesterday, addressing the cabinet press briefing.
He made this statement, responding to a question posed by a journalist on holding the general election during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Under the previous government,hundreds of people were dying of dengue but still elections were held. The deaths caused by COVID-19 are nothing compared to dengue,” he said.
Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, the other co-cabinet spokesman, however, said that the date of the general election should be decided by the Election Commission. “Our plan is to return the country to normalcy. Our goal is not to hold elections. The President is there, the cabinet functions, and we have the local councils, so there is no problem for us. The Elections Commission must decide on the day of the election, based on medical advice,” he said.
(Source: The Island)
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As such do you want elections to be held under corona killing thousands of people per year
Hey dumbo, “corona killing thousands of people per year” – ?
This COVID-19 has not gone through one year yet, so I earnestly ask you to stop babbling nonsense here!
This guy is really crazy, There is a huge difference between Dengue and Corona.
Agree….obviously this idiot is totally clueless what COVID-19 is and how it easily spreads from human to human! This retard does not know that Dengue does not spread from human to human by simply standing next to each other!
If he wants to argue the case for holding elections in the midst of a pandemic, he should be talking about how/what South Korea did recently, i.e. being in a much, much worse status with COVID-19 than SL, they still held elections there and judging by all accounts, it was done well.
Sad to see the type of idiotic politikka we have in our nation today! Prez Gota, time for a clean up sire!
We in the Gampaha district have been under lockdown for six weeks now seriously are elections a priority? Actuay we are only just beginning to get our online deliveries with the COVID 19 and now dengue looming the need of the hour is people’s health both mental and physical not elections!!
Hey Putty Kat, judging by your periodic posts here, I can see that your comments are politically motivated and nothing to do with the common interest of SL as a nation and therefore we need to consider them as junk not worthy of further thought.
Sure people’s physical and mental health is important, but in your case I think mental health is more important. Hahahaha